Hewlett Packard HP LaserJet M5025 MFP
Windows 2000-2003 64 bits-XP 64 bits-Vista 64 bits
WARNING!!! When this update is performed, a manual power cycle will be required if updating from version 20070614 48.031.7 or versions prior to this release. This means that someone must manually turn the power of the device "off" and "on" using the power switch. No methods that are available to remotely power cycle the device will work. Only turning the power switch "off" and back "on" will finish the update process.
It is important to note that the device will still receive faxes and in most cases, a user will be able to send a fax, digital send, copy and print while in this state. The update process will not be complete until the power switch has been turned "off" and "on" and the mfp comes to a READY state. This means that certain issues and behavior changes addressed by this update will not be available until update is complete. HP highly recommends not leaving the device in this state and power cycling to assure correct product behavior.
How do we know the device requires a power cycle?
The users of the device are informed of the need to power cycle by a message on the HP Easy Select Control panel which states that the Upgrade is complete and to turn the device "off" and then "on". A "Hide" button will also be available on the screen which will allow a user to hide the screen to make a copy, perform a digital send or send a fax but it will not finish the update until the power cycle has been performed. It is important to realize that because the device has not completed its update there may be some circumstances where not all features may work as expected.
This Readme file provides specific installation instructions and other information you should know before you perform a firmware update for your HP LaserJet Series printer or MFP. Installation instructions are provided for Single and Multiple Printer Updates.
This document provides specific update, installation and troubleshooting information.
What is included in a Remote Firmware Update (RFU)?
The HP LaserJet Printer Remote Firmware Update file contains firmware for the printer, embedded Jetdirect (if applicable), HP paper handling accessories used with the device in one convenient download file. When the Remote Firmware Upgrade file is sent to the HP LaserJet Printer or MFP firmware for the engine and all connected accessories are upgraded.
Who needs this firmware?
Similar to Hewlett Packard providing improved software for your HP LaserJet Printer or MFP, Hewlett Packard provides firmware updates for your printer periodically through its supported lifecycle. A firmware update may be necessary if it is determined that you may benefit from the resolution of any issue that is documented below.
Determining the current version level of your firmware
To determine the current level of firmware installed on the device:
Go to the printer's or MFP's control panel.
Press the "Administration" Icon on the touch screen.
Select the "INFORMATION" selection on the touch screen.
Select "CONFIGURATION/STATUS PAGES".
Select "CONFIGURATION PAGE".
Select the "Print" button.
On the printed CONFIGURATION page look in the section marked "Device Information" for the firmware date code. The firmware date code will look something like this: 20040322 07.000.0